How To Style Indoor Plants

Time Several Hours

Budget $ $$$

Skill Level

WORDS BY Gillian Grefe

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Published on August 14, 2019

After enjoying our shipment of Bloomscape plants for a week or so, it was time to find them a permanent home at the Havenly HQ. Havenly designer and resident green thumb, Brady Burke, found a spot where each of them could thrive based on their needs. Luckily, we had plenty of office space to work with.

Read on to learn about each plant’s preferences and how Brady styled them.

The Dracaena Marginata favors medium, indirect sunlight. When brown spots appear on its leaves, your plant is alerting you that it’s getting too much sun.

This variety only needs to be watered about once a week. Deciding when and how much to water can be tricky for new plant parents. Bloomscape’s advice: keep an eye on your Dracaena Marginata’s leaves to gauge its happiness. Too much moisture and its leaves turn brown at the tips (while its roots slowly rot). Too little and its leaves turn yellow.

Brady chose to nestle the Dracaena Marginata between a wicker hanging chair and Industrial Storage Modular System from West Elm because this corner needed a little height and texture.

The Philodendron Brasil is incredibly forgiving. According to Brady, “You can kind of forget about them and they remain beautiful.” They handle low light well and don’t need much water to survive.

Brady wanted to add some greenery to this fairly neutral bookshelf. He balanced the Philodendron Brasil with a smaller faux plant on a lower shelf. The duo gives the bookshelf some visual weight, great color, and a little extra personality.

Like the Philodendron Brasil, the Sansevieria, also known as mother-in-law’s tongue or snake plant, is pretty much indestructible. For this reason, they make great gifts or starter plants. The Sansevieria does best in moderate to bright indirect light, but if you’re hoping to incorporate one into a dimmer or space, they’ll do just fine there, too!

Because this Sansevieria is on the small side and we didn’t have a plant stand handy, Brady placed it on a stool to give it a little more height. Doing so also keeps this mildly toxic plant up and out of the way of any curious pups at the office.

If you aren’t currently caring for any plants, it’s time to join in on the fun. Bloomscape makes it easy to settle into a routine because they’re always available to answer questions.

Words by Erika Torvik